FoodHoly Week special: Ikan Dabu-dabu (Deep-fried fish with Dabu-dabu...

Holy Week special: Ikan Dabu-dabu (Deep-fried fish with Dabu-dabu sauce)


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Ikan Dabu-dabu (Deep-fried fish with Dabu-dabu sauce) by Chef Pradipta Bayu Primputra

Abstain from meat this Holy Week—but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up something good at home! Fish and vegetable dishes are the go-to options this Lenten season. Try something new and different, like this Indonesian recipe we picked up at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s first ever Flavors of the World food festival series, highlighting various global cuisines. Indonesian Chef Pradipta Bayu Primaputra from Hotel Pullman, Jakarta flew in to demonstrate Indonesian favorites that will ignite the Filipino palate.

Chef Pradipta Bayu Primaputra at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Spiral

Dabu-dabu salsa is a hot and spicy condiment common in Indonesia—their local version of chili sauce—that goes well with fried meat, especially fish.

Read the full recipe and watch the video below on how to make this easy dish:

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Ikan Dabu-Dabu (Deep Fried Fish with Dabu-Dabu Sauce)
Yield: 10 pax


½ kilo fish
3 pcs shallots
1 pc green/ red tomato
2 pcs red chili
10 leaves fresh basil/ Kemangi leaf
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Sugar to taste
½ cup rice vinegar


  1. Marinate the fish with salt and pepper and then grill. After grilling, pan-fry the fish.
  2. After cooking, make the Dabu-Dabu Sauce.
  3. To make the sauce, slice all vegetables finely. Marinate all ingredients with salt, pepper, oil, and rice vinegar.
  4. Place sauce on top of the fish and serve.

Discover more epicurean offers and witness global culinary experts demonstrate their country’s featured dishes at the upcoming installments of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Flavors of the World.

Up next, let Sofitel and Spiral take you to Thailand with their Flavors of the World: Amazing Songkran food festival on April 18-20, 2017. Enjoy Thai classics such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Mussaman Curry, and many more, courtesy of Spiral’s Master Thai Chef Romeo Malate, a Filipino chef who was trained in Thailand and has been preparing Thai dishes for over twelve years.

Tom Yum Goong and Phad Thai Kung
Thai Chef Romeo Malate

Spiral buffet featuring the Amazing Songkran festival is set at Php2,650nett for lunch and Php3,100nett for dinner. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (02) 832 6988 or email

Video by Jemmie Ibasco
Photos courtesy of Sofitel


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